Drawing on over 25 years’ experience working in education and mentoring high school students, the founder and owner of EEC, Lana Yilmaz, with the support of her team, mentors high school students to develop an academic and extra-curricular plan based on ‘their’ personal interests and aptitudes; find creative opportunities to pursue their interests, and target schools that meet their personal and academic needs. We also assist students in managing application components such as interviews and recommendations and help them meet deadlines with minimal stress.

Exclusive Educational Consultants was founded in 2015 with the mission to give high school students the insight, skills and tools to design and plan for their post-secondary destination and major of choice. We are focused on the holistic development of the student as a person with the belief that a happy person reaches their full potential.
Our highly personalized approach helps students find the “right fit” academically, socially, and financially and to maximize their scholarship potential.
We guide our students through the process of planning and discovery because we believe that when students have the tools to discover their strengths and dreams, they become engaged, they work to realize their academic goals and become involved in their learning.

who we are

why work with us?

Our individualized mentoring empowers students to design and plan their personal academic pathways to academic and career success.

mission

At Exclusive Educational Consultants, we believe in putting students in the driving seat and in teaching them how to understand and develop their strengths, interests and skills. By guiding them to set goals based on this knowledge and reflect on their journey while striving to accomplish them, they not only achieve the admission at their dream school but learn the skills to adjust and evolve in a changing future workforce.

philosophy

MEET
LANA YILMAZ

Exclusive educational consultants came to fruition while teaching my older son(in grade 9 at the time).
I started planning for his university applications. Through the process I realized that it was not only his academic courses that mattered.
His life skills, choice of university location, his time-management skills, study skills and extracurricular activities would factor into his decision of a school. Of course, academics played a factor but so did a lot of other elements for his success in school and ultimately his offers of admission.
I reached out to experts and did my own in depth research on the subject of university and college admission support.
I felt compelled to learn more about the process and help other students and families with the preparation for post secondary education and acceptance.

It is my passion to work with students to enable them to see the opportunities and to challenge them not to settle for average but for the best that they can achieve. In order to do this, they need to understand what their values are, what their natural skills or aptitudes are and their strengths.
Once they know themselves better they can begin to explore options,
and build on their strengths

70

university bound students SINCE 2016

$809,000

total value of scholarships awarded to students

98%

students who receive offers to their 1st & 2nd choices

+

80

universities VISITED in Canada,US, Europe

21

YEARS OF TEACHING

$809,000